A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages. Alys, the second of five daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature. As schoolgirls learn about her literary heroes, she hopes they will dream of more. When the family is invited to the biggest wedding in their town in years, Mrs. Binat excitedly prepares her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. Alys's lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of entrepreneur Fahad "Bungles" Bingla. But his friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Could his brusque manner be hiding a very different man?